Can you think of a song that was specifically banned by a radio station, tv station, or government?
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Banned for "drug" references although appears to mention flying in an airplane, "Waiting for touchdown". Banned by the Old Scotsman Gordon McClendon on all his stations
Ernesto Ramos PhD
"Eight Miles High," Byrds
This song was on the 'Do Not Play' lists in 1966 since many people believed that it was about drugs, but the real lyrics were about the Byrds trip to London.
Video banned for sexually explicit content.
In 1965 this tune is pulled from many record stores and radio stations when some groups complain that it is nihilistic and could promote suicidal feelings amongst teens.
Banned by the BBC during the Gulf War
After his child pornography charge in 1997, the BBC pulled all Gary Glitter songs from rotation. Further convictions for solicitating sex with minors followed, and to this day the BBC still has a total ban on everything he's recorded to the point he is edited from old Top of the Pops shown on BBC4 and not played on historical chart countdowns. Songs by his former backing group the Glitter Band have become acceptable in recent years though, as long as their connection goes unmentioned.
Following the release of the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly in January 2019, detailing a history of alleged sexual abuse against R. Kelly (which he himself has denied), artists such as Lady Gaga and Céline Dion who worked with him in the past removed their collaborations from streaming services, his label RCA Records dropped him after facing pressure from the public using the #MuteRKelly hashtag, and many urban contemporary radio stations in various markets decided to no longer play his music as a result.
In 2000, the University of Sheffield banned all Eminem records from student radio due to concern about sexism and homophobia in his lyrics. The ban even extended to student newspapers, with reviewers banned from covering Eminem records and gigs.
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